Rockaway Beach Is Partially Closed. That’s Not Stopping These Beachgoers

Access is restricted along a popular stretch of the beach until at least mid-July because of work to protect the shoreline from coastal flooding.

#beaches, #coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #summer-season

Beach Houses on the Outer Banks Are Being Swallowed by the Sea

A neighborhood of vacation homes off the coast of North Carolina has become a symbol of the effects of rising oceans.

#atlantic-ocean, #coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #outer-banks-nc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Will the Jamaica Bay Restoration Project Save New York From Rising Seas?

A major restoration project aims to protect the Jamaica Bay area — and all of New York — by returning salt marshes and sand dunes to their natural states. But will it be too late for the people of Broad Channel?

#area-planning-and-renewal, #army-corps-of-engineers, #birds, #broad-channel-queens-ny, #coast-erosion, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #environmental-conservation-department-nys, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #jamaica-bay-queens-ny, #jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge-queens-ny, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #queens-nyc, #regional-plan-assn, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #sanderson-eric-w, #wetlands

On the Cajun Coast, a Chef Grapples With Threats to a Seafood Tradition

From her New Orleans restaurant, Melissa Martin sees the environmental damage that could end the region’s rich culture of food and fishing.

#coast-erosion, #fish-farming, #fishing-commercial, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #mosquito-supper-club-new-orleans-la-restaurant, #restaurants, #seafood

East Coast Braces for Snow Again

A winter storm watch was in effect from eastern North Carolina up to New England. Meteorologists said that slight changes in the storm’s track could shift snow totals drastically.

#coast-erosion, #connecticut, #delaware, #east-coast-us, #interstate-95, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-city, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #wind

A Turtle, a Pool and the Fight to Save Puerto Rico’s Beaches

An attempt to rebuild a beachfront pool turned into a much bigger story about the threats of erosion and overdevelopment on the island.

#beaches, #building-construction, #coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #condominiums, #conservation-of-resources, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hurricane-maria-2017, #oceans-and-seas, #puerto-rico, #turtles-and-tortoises

This Pristine Beach Is One of Japan’s Last. Soon It Will Be Filled With Concrete.

In rural Japan, the unstoppable forces of nature meet the immovable determination of the construction state. Can this village survive?

#coast-erosion, #japan, #oceans-and-seas, #rural-areas, #typhoons, #world-heritage-sites

New York City Needs Green Solutions to Flooding

Hurricane Ida ravaged places that were once stream beds and wetlands.

#basements-and-cellars, #bronx-nyc, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #coast-erosion, #de-blasio-bill, #floods, #flushing-queens-ny, #global-warming, #harlem-river-bronx-manhattan-ny, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #olmsted-frederick-law, #wetlands

Climate Change Is Winning the Battle Over Our Coastlines

As the climate changes, rising and warming seas will bring more supercharged storms.

#beaches, #coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #infrastructure-public-works, #louisiana, #united-states, #wetlands

Hurricane Ida Offers a Glimpse of the Dystopia That’s Coming for All of Us

Louisiana is no longer an outlier. 

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #armstrong-louis, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coast-erosion, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-isaac-2012, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #hurricane-laura-2020, #infrastructure-public-works, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Debt and Climate Change Pose a ‘Systemic Risk to the Global Economy’

With dozens of countries struggling to manage both staggering debt and mounting climate disasters, some financial leaders are debating green debt relief.

#belize, #coast-erosion, #credit-and-debt, #credit-ratings-and-credit-rating-agencies, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drought, #fiji, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #group-of-twenty, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #international-monetary-fund, #mozambique, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #world-bank

Tiny Town, Big Decision: What Are We Willing to Pay to Fight the Rising Sea?

On the Outer Banks, homeowners in Avon are confronting a tax increase of almost 50 percent to protect their homes, the only road into town, and perhaps the community’s very existence.

#coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #north-carolina, #oceans-and-seas, #outer-banks-nc, #property-taxes

Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast

An environmental assessment said the project’s next step would largely benefit coastal areas, though it might also affect some marine life, especially dolphins.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #bp-plc, #coast-erosion, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #floods, #global-warming, #gulf-of-mexico, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #mississippi-river, #oil-spills, #wetlands

New Zealand Faces Tsunami Threat After 8.1-Magnitude South Pacific Earthquake

The temblor was one of three powerful earthquakes that were recorded within eight hours off New Zealand, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

#auckland-new-zealand, #coast-erosion, #earthquakes, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #geology, #hawaii, #ige-david, #new-zealand, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis, #tonga, #united-states-geological-survey

19th-Century Ship Is Revealed by Storm Erosion in Florida

Researchers believe the vessel is the Caroline Eddy, a ship built during the Civil War and wrecked in 1880. “It was a sea like a mountain,” its captain recounted at the time.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #coast-erosion, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #meide-chuck, #sand-and-gravel, #shipwrecks-historic

After Storms, They Built Higher. They Dread Doing It Again.

The deep bonds residents have for their coastal community have been tested by three epic hurricanes. Many wonder whether it’s time to leave.

#cameron-parish-la, #coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-ike-2008, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricane-rita-2005, #louisiana

After Fire and Floods, Glimmers of Hope

Americans may be finding some common sense about building homes in vulnerable areas.

#building-construction, #coast-erosion, #disasters-and-emergencies, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #wildfires

Climate Change Is too Expensive to Resist. Our Cities Have to Adapt.

Unless we learn to adapt, only the rich will be able to avoid the ravages of climate change.

#architecture, #coast-erosion, #global-warming

A Decade After Deepwater Horizon

Rolling back regulations ignores the central lessons from the country’s largest oil spill.

#audubon-society-national, #bp-plc, #coast-erosion, #deepwater-horizon, #environmental-defense-fund, #gulf-coast-us, #gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill-2010, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills